Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal

Commissioned by
United States Department of the Treasury, American, founded 1789
Subject of
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
Created by
United States Mint, American, founded 1792
Date
2007
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
Medium
gold
Dimensions
2 15/16 × 2 15/16 × 3/16 in. (7.5 × 7.5 × 0.5 cm)
Caption
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian recognition awarded by the U.S. Congress. This medal was presented to the Tuskegee Airmen, African American pilots flying for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Awarded on March 29, 2007, the medal recognized their “unique military record that inspired revolutionary reform in the Armed Forces.”
Description
A gold medal featuring three men in profile in the center, with "TUSKEGEE AIRMEN" at top and an eagle with spread wings at the bottom.
Classification
Awards and Medals
Type
medals
Topic
Civil rights
Military
Tuskegee Airmen
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2007.8
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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